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dran

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Re: CLS Admits Lounge
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2008, 04:01:43 PM »
Just got an email from Dean Schizer re: Public interest work which might be of interest:

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Columbia Law School has a long-standing tradition of leadership through
service in government and public interest organizations. In 1983,
Columbia Law School became the first U.S. law school to establish a Loan
Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) to support graduates who have a
passion for public interest work. As we celebrate the traditions that
define our School during our 150th year, I am delighted to announce
significant enhancements in our LRAP program. Under this program,
graduates working in public interest and government jobs borrow money
from the Law School to pay their student loans. If they work long enough
in public interest jobs, the Law School forgives the debt.

Under our current program, LRAP benefits begin to phase out as a
graduate earns more than $25,000. I am pleased to announce that we are
doubling this income threshold for the Class of 2008 and all subsequent
J.D. classes. Benefits will not begin to phase out until a graduate
earns more than $50,000, which is the highest income threshold of any
school in the nation.

In addition, we are providing four other enhancements to all J.D. classes:

Loans will be forgiven more quickly -- beginning five years after
graduation;
In calculating a graduate’s household income, we will make an adjustment
for the spouse’s educational debt;
We will provide parental leave benefits for up to six months; and
Benefits will be available to graduates working part-time to care for
children.

Oh my god, you just MADE my day! Thank you for posting that! That $25,000 was like my one worry about going to Columbia.

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Re: CLS Admits Lounge
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2008, 10:03:33 PM »
Wow.  I think CLS has just leapt to near the top of my list now.
CLS 2011.  All done.

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« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2008, 12:42:04 AM »
Was over at CLS today for "Mondays at Columbia". The apartments were very impressive, and the people, and the food, and the overall atmosphere. Everything was just very well put together. Except the library. The library sucked.  :P

What happened to all the lounging?  ???

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« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2008, 05:10:20 AM »
Was over at CLS today for "Mondays at Columbia". The apartments were very impressive, and the people, and the food, and the overall atmosphere. Everything was just very well put together. Except the library. The library sucked.  :P

What happened to all the lounging?  ???

Which apts did you get to look at? I'm considering getting a studio (aka an efficiency?)... I was thinking Lenfest would be a good choice (though expensive) because I wanted to be around law students, but are there other good options?

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« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2008, 02:01:39 PM »
If you have the $$, Lenfest looked considerably nicer than the UAH apartment shares. (I didn't check out the studios). But even the UAH ones were much nicer than I was expecting. It's pretty much as nice and spacious as you can possibly expect for old buildings... and much cheaper than Lenfest.

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« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2008, 02:03:41 PM »
Lenfest is a glorified hotel.  If you can really afford it, why not.  But all the people I know that don't have mommy and daddy paying for housing end up having to take out extra loans and are always complaining about money. 
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« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2008, 02:24:46 PM »
What exactly do you mean by glorified hotel? Overpriced? Pretentious? I guess I'll have to go visit to see for myself.  :D

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« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2008, 12:08:47 AM »
You did?  Missed that one :(
CLS 2011.  All done.

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« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2008, 10:13:50 AM »
On Lenfest as glorified hotel: it's nice, shiny, new, and absolutely sterile feeling.

Don't live in law school housing (115th on the Amsterdam side) unless you are extremely lazy--it is < 2 minutes from school but overpriced and undersized.  I am living there and regret it.  Non-law UAH (I'm moving to 115th Broadway side next year) has gems (some huge rooms (like MCB's living room), the occasional full mantel and fireplace), a tiny bit of character hiding under all those coats of paint, and much saner rent.  I've also seen some nice places on 113th and 112th.  And 118th.  And... everywhere else, really.

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« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2008, 05:32:44 PM »
I've been put into the "reserve pool." Does this mean I won't get any $$ from CLS? And how long does it take for them to make a decision? Anyone know?